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Kieran Gaffney

Kieran Gaffney


Director Konishi Gaffney Architects

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  • Comment on: The election result alters the social attitudes that underlie the profession

    Kieran Gaffney's comment 13-May-2015 6:57 pm

    Good on you Tony Fretton. It's very good to hear these three fallacies voiced so clearly and simply.. It was obvious that the Tory party was absolutely delighted at the recession as a chance to shrink the state for the ideological reasons. Now as someone in my timeline tweeted I 'can't help but see Cameron and Osborne smirk' as they now have at least two years of criticism free legislation.

  • Comment on: Groves Natcheva completes £205k London home

    Kieran Gaffney's comment 23-Jan-2015 2:35 pm

    No VAT on new builds but yes this does seem very low for the size, material palette and design. And agree that it does undermine the profession if its being reported lower than it was. It could have been self built but that should be reported.

  • Comment on: BBC slammed for ‘bias’ after Patty Hopkins is sidelined in TV show

    Kieran Gaffney's comment 6-Mar-2014 7:03 pm

    If ever an image painted a thousand words this is it! I think this is a very contemporary example of the way women get painted out of the history of architecture, its happening to that generation now right in front of us. This parallels the travesty of the Prtizker (or lack for) for both Lu Wenyu (Wang Shu’s Partner, 2012) and Denise Scott Brown (1991). Why aren't the men in these positions rejecting these storylines and defending their female partners? Can Rogers or Foster comment on the hidden 2 from team 4? What does Michael Hopkins think about his wife being airbrushed out?

  • Comment on: Fraser rubbishes Scottish Poetry Library revamp

    Kieran Gaffney's comment 13-Feb-2014 9:08 pm

    I think the loss of the stairs is a crime, they are a fantastic piece of generous urban design to be replaced with a kind of bland golf-club-exclusive-balcony. Rest of the design is dull and not good enough. This is one of Scotland's top 10 buildings it should be treated with much more respect.

  • Comment on: George Oldham found guilty of misconduct over ‘ethnics’ email

    Kieran Gaffney's comment 18-Apr-2013 11:40 am

    “Conduct which falls short of the standard required of a registered person” In my view his conduct did fall short of the standard required. His e-mail was embarrassing. Calling someone ethnic is not the same as calling someone short, ethnic has a pejorative association I'm sure this is clear. That said I do find the ARB to be rather heavy handed and not sure it needs to chasing around after people like this. I fully agree with Jasmin Shariff on the language of the old boys club, ridiculous that these clauses are not gender neutral.

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